John Anderson played for Newcastle for ten seasons from 1982 through 1992, and the defender played over 300 games for the Magpies.
Demba Ba – the most likely to leave?
John was talking to talkSPORT yesterday, and he voiced the fears of many a Newcastle supporter this summer, that we will lose at least one top player in this summer’s transfer window.
We all know that almost every single player has his price at Newcastle nowadays, and once a club comes in and meets the selling price, that’s it - Newcastle will sell.
The only positive thing is that the price of our players will have gone up significantly from last summer, because of the great form Newcastle showed in finishing 5th top of the Premier League last season, for the first time since back in 2004.
This is what John told talkSPORT:
“We need to keep our better players, there is no doubt about it, and we need to add to our squad.” “We did exceptionally well last season.”
“We did better than anybody could have dreamed of but next season is going to take its toll.” “Playing Thursday and Sunday in the Europa League, we haven’t got the biggest squad in the world.”
“And whether we will be able to cope or not remains to be seen.” “I definitely think one big boy will go this summer. If the money is right, we all know what Mike Ashley is like. If the money is right, he will sell.”
Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Tim Krul, Cheick Tiote, Fabricio Coloccini and Yohan Cabaye are probably some of the players most in jeopardy of leaving Newcastle this summer.
And of those, Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote are probably the two most likely to leave, with Demba Ba being top of our list.
After all, it will only take a club like Tottenham to come in and bid the release clause price in his contract, said to be around £7M, and there’s really not much Newcastle can do to keep Demba Ba on Tyneside.
What do you think?